I've been posting a lot of the opinion section of my paper lately. Abortion has really taken its place in the headlines around here. So I decided to write a letter to the editor. Here it is.
and heres my letter
Readers comment on abortion
In response to the articles on abortion lately, including Beth Quinn's articles, I have to say I'm happy to see this issue pushed into our local media. As someone who experienced an unplanned pregnancy at 19, I can relate. And I'm not the only one.
According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, almost 1 million teenage girls become pregnant each year. As of 1996, four in 10 of those pregnancies ended in abortion. Most young people weren't around to remember a time when we didn't have that option. We need to stand up and fight to keep that option. Not only for teenagers who become pregnant, but for all women who are placed in the same position that I and many other woman are in each year.
While I continued my pregnancy, I can say I'm a mother by choice. I want to make sure that other women have that same choice in the years to come.